A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every app running on it compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk employs spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. Because the prices of the two kinds of drives are also different, a large number of PCs and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, thus balancing price and overall performance. A web hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files which are accessed very often will be kept on this type of a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting
The cloud platform where we create cloud website hosting
accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so regardless if you open a page or check for new e-mails through webmail, the content will load immediately. In order to offer even greater speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for much better efficiency. What we achieve this way except for the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus reduced probability of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, which is one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated hosting
solutions, we will hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and emails. That way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very quickly. We use dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we ensure that several heavy sites that generate a large amount of reading and writing processes will not influence the other sites which share the very same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage disks and lower the possibility of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of stability for your content.